What’s Your Gut Saying? Gut Health with Viome

Viome – Gut Microbiome Testing

 

Gut Microbiome test

Roman philosopher Lucretius once said, “One man’s food, may be another man’s poison.” And Oh boy, was he right.

I’m beyond excited to bring you some new information which could dramatically change your health and life.

Allow me to introduce to you, Viome

From suffering most of my life with really bad skin breakouts, an uncomfortably and embarrassingly bloated belly on most days and to top it, my head in the clouds on the days that I seemed to need mental clarity most .. Being sick and tired of playing the guessing game, constantly changing up my diet and lifestyle, wasting a ton of cash on tests that never really solved anything, I recently decided to dive deeper and try out Viome.

As most of us know the importance of gut health, a lot of us don’t realise the actual impact that gut health has on our skin, hormones, mental health, weight management, premature ageing, energy levels and so the list goes on..

Many people, myself included, consume what are considered “healthy” foods, yet still suffer from digestive issues, skin breakouts, struggle to lose weight and have major sleep problems.. Most of the time, due to poor gut health.

This breakthrough test is the first of its kind to show mitochondrial function, immune cell function, biological age, and cellular stress.

There are a lot of different opinions on how to achieve great health through our diet. Some experts say eating an entirely plant-based diet, while others are pro the benefits of mostly grass-fed proteins and high-quality fats. Nowadays, what most people are agreeing on is that everyone is totally unique and research is finally acknowledging that. That being said, what’s good for one gut isn’t necessarily good for the next, and that doesn’t only go for food but for supplements and probiotics too.

So what is Viome?

(Stay with me.. It gets a bit technical but don’t worry, it starts making sense and gets less techy)

A new at-home stool test that uses proprietary technology to identify exactly what is in your microbiome and what microbes are specifically active in order to tell you what you should be eating—and more importantly, what you shouldn’t so that your body functions at an optimal level. I know what you are thinking, but don’t worry! The process is neither messy nor complicated. Trust me.

At Viome, their goal is to rid the guesswork out of building a healthy gut. To do that, they’ve created the world’s most scientifically advanced microbiome test.

The technology can identify all of the species and strains of organisms that live in a person’s gut (bacteria, viruses, fungi, phages, yeast, parasites, and so on) at a given time, and uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning to investigate all of the genes expressed by the gut microbiome so as to find out if the body is converting food into helpful nutrients or harmful toxins. The Viome platform then takes these powerful insights and transforms them into dietary action items by delivering precise, personalised nutrition recommendations which may be accessed through Viome’s app or website.

For the first time in human history, we have a chance to actually get to the root of the problem, see what is going on and to not only just look at the steps to our own unique make up and needs, but to actually find out what to do about it. I’m beyond thrilled that there is finally such a test that will help us get all the answers and finally get to the bottom of our troubles!

 

What makes Viome different to other microbiome testing?

One of the main distinctions that Viome’s test provides its users is that it’s at gene expressions..

See this table for more of a scientific explanation

Because the gut microbiome is the very first ‘organ’ that digests our food, our dietary choices need to be fine-tuned to our gut microbiome. Instead of looking at the genetics, it is much better to look at the gene expression. Genetics (DNA) determines potential functions, while gene RNA) reflects the actual functions.”

This technology helps them identify and quantify all the strains and species of microorganisms in your gut and determine exactly how active all of them are. Viome then comes up with personalized nutrition recommendations.

When your gut microbiome is out of balance, your body cannot absorb nutrients the way it should. It could even produce toxins that cause inflammation, which scientists now realize is at the basis of just about every chronic disease.

The Viome process

Simply purchase the kit online here  

The kit will arrive at your door within a few days.

The entire process is pain-free and takes place in the comfort of your own home. Once you place your order, Viome will send you a simple to use, at-home kit to gather your sample. Again, don’t worry – It’s really easy and fuss free.

Once this is done, you simply return your sample using the postage-paid box provided, and Viome will process it and send you the results. It usually takes 3 weeks to get your results back.

All test results and dietary recommendations come with in depth explanations, and every one of them are sent straight to your phone via the Viome mobile app, which makes everything so incredibly easy to put into action.

It’s that easy, downloading the Viome app and answering a few health related questions. 3 weeks later your results will be available. This will include:

  • Foods to avoid
  • Foods to minimize
  • Foods to enjoy
  • List of superfoods
  • Recommended supplements
  • Scores to focus on

You can customise your recommendations based on specific health and wellness goals, including weight loss, better sleep, or increased mental clarity.

 

In the comfort of your own home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Viome doesn’t promise that everybody who takes their test will see an equal level of results because not all health and wellness issues are  fixed by diet alone. What Viome does promise may be a better, more scientific understanding of what’s actually happening in your body.

Follow me on Instagram and facebook to keep up to date on all things gut related where I will be sharing my Viome test results and documenting my gut and skin journey along the way.

I hope this post brings you some light and excites you as much as it does me. If you are interested in purchasing the kit, click on the order link below. I aim to provide useful information that will be able to help others. If you suffer with digestive issues, problematic skin, an unhealthy gut or poor immunity, check out my gut health programme.

ORDER HERE: www.viome.co.za

Please leave a comment in the comment box below if you have any questions or would like further information, or if you would just like to leave a comment 🙂

Further info on Viome.

What is Viome?

Benefits of taking the Viome Gut Microbiome test

How your gut microbiome affects your skin

Before you buy

Results and recommendations

ORDER HERE: www.viome.co.za

 

13 thoughts on “What’s Your Gut Saying? Gut Health with Viome”

    • So happy to hear this! I will be posting another blog with all the results as soon as I receive them back from Viome. Stay tuned 😉 xx

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  1. This is amazing, such a great read.
    I need to get my hands on one of these kits.
    Please tell me how I go about ordering one of these? I’m based in Dubai.

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    • Hi Natasha.
      You can go onto the USA website and place the order via the States – http://www.viome.com
      Please share your journey and tag us on Instagram, @thegoodnesshunter we would love to see your process. All the best xx

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  2. Such a great write-up, it sounds incredible!
    Count me in 🙂 Please send me more information on how to order.
    Can’t wait to share the journey with you!

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  3. This sounds amazing!! I recently stopped breastfeeding and would love to know how my gut has changed over the year!! Looking forward to hearing from you!

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  4. I absolutely loved this information you shared with us .
    I’ve been looking for a test that can better understand my nutritional needs through my gut health , this is truly remarkable technology.
    I would like to find out more on the costings for us here is South Africa?
    Can’t wait to try this out!!!
    Thanks The Goodness Hunter great read!

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  5. Wow. Very interesting product, I’d love to find out whats happening in my body. Can you please point me to a link to order a test kit?

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